MAY Gabrielle < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Canada   
Gender Female
Born 28 Dec 1993
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began gymnastics when she was five at Panthers Gymnastics Club in Winnipeg, Canada.
Why this sport? She was climbing things from the age of one and a half. When she was five, she saw some kids doing cartwheels in the field at school and wanted to be able to as well.
Club / Team Panthers Gymnastics: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Name of coach Helene Desmarais & Robert Persechino
Coach from which country? Canada
Coach from what year? 2000
Training Regime She trains in the afternoons, as she only goes to school for half-days.
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her family for the endless love, support and encouragement they have always given her and her coaches for putting up with her stubbornness and keeping her dreams alive. (.ca, 17 Sep 2010).
Injuries She suffered a hairline fracture to her elbow a week and a half before the Elite Canada trials in 2007.
She also broke her foot the day before she was set to compete at the Western Championships in 2007. (panthersgymnastics.ca, 17 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you work at something for long enough you will get it." (panthersgymnastics.ca, 17 Sep 2010)

"Never stop following your dreams." (panthersgymnastics.ca, 17 Sep 2010)
Other sports She tried swimming and soccer as a child. (panthersgymnastics.ca, 17 Sep 2010)